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  • Photo of Small-Mart General Mercantile
  • Photo of Small-Mart General Mercantile

The Small-Mart Story

In recent times we have seen the decline of the unique city centre, and the unchecked sprawl of the urban tract retail model all over North America. Small-Mart is to be the antithesis of all of that, a small independent Canadian retailer which is essentially the opposite of a formulaic big box environment.

Small-Mart is not intended as a sneer at the big guy, but rather a cheer for the little guy. Although the name rhymes with the biggest of the big, and contains the word Mart, which has often been synonymous with the large or discounted, the name is more about a nod to the past; a contemporary recreation of the historical general store where one might have found everything from horse bridals to flour. Just as mini-marts sprung up as a reaction to large supermarkets and filled a consumer need for convenience, a small-mart is a local alternative to a big box department store with character being the goal.

Small-Mart is one of those stores you can spend a lot of time in checking out everything from Retro Candy to Canadian brands such as Red Canoe, Herschel Supply Co., Melanie Auld, Biko Jewelry, Captain Canuck and Solair Chairs. We have novelties, design books, purses, womens and mens clothing from Out of Print in Brooklyn, retro games, gifts and so much more. 

This is a shop you NEED to see for yourself. Come in, have fun, and you'll be back!


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